First Ivan Provorov and now James Reimer. The task was simple: wear a pride jersey during warmups as part of an organizational statement that supports the LGBTQIA+ community and makes them feel welcome within the hockey community, a community that has a track record of less-than-tolerant attitudes up to the present day. I'd argue ice… Continue reading It’s Not About a Shirt
An Irish American
Yes - I am one of those Americans who loves to talk about his Irish ancestry. Yes - if you are Irish I understand how annoying that can be. This is not going to be a perfect piece, but I do want to talk about that sense of identity today from both the good and… Continue reading An Irish American
Epistemology – A Discussion on Why We Know Things and the Impact on Debates
I was on a Zoom call with a friend talking about a new writing project, and we enable the auto-captioning to create a transcript in case we say anything while talking that we might want later while writing. The discussion went off the writing and into a general state of affairs piece that I enjoyed… Continue reading Epistemology – A Discussion on Why We Know Things and the Impact on Debates
Best Pokemon By Specific Type
Having some fun today! Nine generations and now over 1,000 pocket monsters roaming the world. From the starter Pokemon (Fire, Grass, and Water) to the mascot (Electric) to the addition of Dark and Steel in Generation II and then Fairy in Generation VI, we have 18 Types of Pokemon with many having two. Until the… Continue reading Best Pokemon By Specific Type
The Fates of Twitter and Celtic Riverside Are Inexorably Linked
A simple but painful truth rarely acknowledged is that I do not have a voice. My Twitter following is small. Celtic Riverside has a very limited readership. Even in my personal and professional lives, much of what I say falls on deaf ears. It's such a true statement that my youngest brother treats it as… Continue reading The Fates of Twitter and Celtic Riverside Are Inexorably Linked
A Question for Joe Rogan (i.e., “Free Thinkers”): Why?
In the second episode of House's first season, Eric Foreman explains to a family while seeking informed consent: Look, I'm sorry. I can explain this as best I can, but the notion that you're gonna fully understand your son's treatment and make an informed decision is... is kind of insane. Here's what you need to… Continue reading A Question for Joe Rogan (i.e., “Free Thinkers”): Why?
Disney Pokémon Teams
Hello, all! With everything going on lately, I decided now would be a good time for some fun distraction. My Disney fanaticism is pretty well documented on this blog, but readers may be unaware that I am also a Pokémon nerd. I am not a fighter - even though they are digital it still makes… Continue reading Disney Pokémon Teams
Part of Your World: Some Personal Thoughts on Sex, Gender, and Identity
I meant to write a tweet and then could not find the way to phrase it. The thoughts persisted and revisited tweeting something about it several times, but always the same block. What compels me to want to share this with my Twitter friends? I have no idea, but the thoughts continue. While I do… Continue reading Part of Your World: Some Personal Thoughts on Sex, Gender, and Identity
Captain Marvel and the Toxic Fanboys: Rejection of the Heroine’s Journey in Pop Culture
Baseball and soccer are not for everyone. Baseball went from America's pastime to people complaining on the regular about how slow and long the game. Soccer finally seems to be gaining steam in the United States, but many Americans still view the game as boring. Incidentally, many Americans love basketball and NASCAR, which I find… Continue reading Captain Marvel and the Toxic Fanboys: Rejection of the Heroine’s Journey in Pop Culture
Where Do We Begin?
A key witness in the case that ICE displayed a pattern of abuse and harassment towards detained people was deported earlier this week. I do not want to go into detail about that particular case, but rather express the sort of thought process that I find follows these news stories. This is how my mind… Continue reading Where Do We Begin?